[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/2] datapath: Fix Flow dump operation.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Jan 21 05:02:16 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 08:15:56PM -0800, Pravin B Shelar wrote:
> Following patch adds null check while inserting new netlink attribute.
> This was introduced by commit 9b405f1aa8d175d (datapath: More
> flexible kernel/userspace tunneling attribute.)
> Signed-off-by: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar at nicira.com>
> Bug #14767

I agree that this fixes a null pointer dereference.  On that basis:

Acked-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>

But: it looks like to me that we can end up with a partial set of
actions in the message, both with and without this patch.  I think that
if only some of the actions can be included, then we should omit the
attribute entirely, because I believe that this was the original and
intended behavior before commit 9b405f1aa8d175d.

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